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#1339924 Random Player Name Thread 2019

Posted by jp917 on 31 January 2019 - 07:39 AM

I'm not trying to toot my own horn but I've mentioned guys like Andrés Ibargüen, Marlos Moreno, Luis Diaz and Jorge Carrascal and anyone with YouTube and internet access could plainly see these guys are prospects... And what happens... They get signed by teams.... Andrés Ibargüen scored 5 goals in less than a quarter of a season in Argentina then goes to America in Liga MX and helps down TFC in CCL and scores a handful of goals and assists... Luis Diaz helps get Junior to Copa Sudaméricana Finals where his teammates choke in penalties after extra time but then helps Junior win the local league... Jorge Carrascal and Marlos were two guys underrated but yet teams in Argentina and Mexico snatched them up...

My point is if a football fanatic like myself notices this lugs why can't scouts for Metro that are getting paid for finding talent and nothing else find these guys?!?!?!!?!??!

I'm telling you... Nani would be a plus for anyone... Yimmi Chara is in form in a more competitive league and has always played at higher level leagues than MLS and done extremely well so much so that he's helped push his side to be competitive for league titles and winning some in some occasions...

Orlando Berrío is a physical freak of nature and used sparingly.. Meaning not for USOC and not in weekday matches before or after weeknd matches and sometimes being sub out before 90 or used on occasion between starts as a super sub,Orlando Berrío is league MVP material in any league in the western hemisphere...

Nathan Nandez is available for the right price and he would also easily be an upgrade for Metro and that's considering that he plays the same role, position and style as Tyler Adams...

If NYRB open the check book and pay down their current DPs to TAM level and get Nani, Chara, Berrío and Nandez... NYRB can easily win a treble this year and next and then sell them to Europe

Maybe the problem is the players themselves. While we can all sit here and scout like this, I'm sure a team with professional scouting networks can do the same. The players may not want to come to play in MLS. Club America just bought Benedetti for a lower transfer than what Minnesota United had previously offered for him. It seems to me like some players avoid MLS when they could be playing in Argentina and Mexico. Look at how Kaku's agent started acting when America became a possibility.

#1339150 CM is our biggest issue

Posted by jp917 on 16 January 2019 - 03:40 PM

FWIW Dyer asked Armas specifically about the CM position and Armas confirmed that was the area where they were looking at closing a deal shortly, most likely from outside of MLS. Probably the same move Hamlett alluded to the other day.

I'm surprised how quickly Rzatskowski faded into the sunset. Was there no attempt whatsoever to bring him back?

I think it was his salary that stopped him from coming back. He was earning almost $1 million

#1338679 Attendance again

Posted by jp917 on 03 January 2019 - 09:55 AM

Its not about having a big name. The problem is the perception of MLS. Atlanta fans and other expansion markets didnt have MLS during the early years. Years when it seemed like every year might be the last one, and when three owners owned every team. MLS is already tarnished here in New York, everyone sees it as inferior.

Time is the only thing that will help but well never be Atlanta. Im fine with how the team is doing except for the lack of championships.

#1336860 No Traveling Press for RBNY

Posted by jp917 on 26 November 2018 - 12:02 PM

I don't understand why people seem to think the press, which is struggling, would be sending a dedicated reporter to cover a game for the team with the smallest fanbase in the New York metropolitan area.

#1300701 A big name to make a difference in attendance

Posted by jp917 on 02 May 2017 - 04:24 PM

The euro snobbery is being underestimated. How many times do you have to sit there while a friend or someone sitting near by criticizes the quality of play while talking highly of one of the top five leagues. The soccer fans are here, they're just not coming to games. And if they do, they come once, criticize the game the entire time and never come back

#1297625 Marsch's inability to win playoff series

Posted by jp917 on 08 March 2017 - 10:07 AM

God he's so sour... Petke helped Dax fix his career, and Marsch helped him elevate his career. He gets traded and hates the world.  I know Chicago isn't New York, so maybe that's why he's mad.  Perhaps also the wife is pissed but she had to know what she was getting into. It's a freaking trade.  I thought MLS allows No Movement clauses so I don't know why he wouldn't push for that to be put into his contract.

He doesn't sound sour, he's right. It's not like he's calling the coaches inferior

#1285592 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by jp917 on 14 August 2016 - 01:08 PM

There were a couple of times where he tried to 1 v 1 a defender and it was just awful. Royer needs to get that work visa ASAP.

Royer? Marsch needs to put Veron in. He looked hungry to prove himself yesterday, especially with the new guys that came to the team

#1278990 Metro - Dallas Game Thread

Posted by jp917 on 28 April 2016 - 11:25 AM

They should wait till they think Veron and Baah are 100% ready to go, then wait one more week.

"Baah and Veron Injured in Training After Team Takes Cautious Approach"

This would probably happen to us if they did that

#1277457 Where Are They Now

Posted by jp917 on 29 March 2016 - 09:31 PM

I was against the trade at the time believing we got the short end of the stick, and when DeRo won MVP many were right to think so.  Long term though, couldn't have been more wrong, Soler deserves credit on that one.  It worked out far better for us than it did for DC.

Pretty much this, DC got one good half year out of DeRo and we got a captain

#1276629 Some people are concerned about attendance

Posted by jp917 on 09 March 2016 - 02:30 PM

NYRB can and should do a better job. Certainly Orlando, Seattle, Portland etc figured it out.  But again happy that they seemed to consistently put out a playoff team.  Granted they need to win some trophies to keep the shields company.

They're also expansion teams from cities with less competition from other sports. Orlando and Portland both lack NFL teams and The Sounders filled the void of the Sonics.

#1275657 2016 Away Jersey

Posted by jp917 on 15 February 2016 - 01:19 AM

It seems like they do what they can, I don't think Red Bull will let them put any of it on display prominently

#1275290 Offseason Thread 2015-2016

Posted by jp917 on 05 February 2016 - 11:33 AM

Twitter acct of HJK Helsinki said that Baah won't be playing for them anymore and that he's on his way here for the medical.

a36518955d21228746843f29c72ac9d7_bigger.HJK Helsinki‏@HJK_Helsinki

Gideon Baah viajará a Nueva York para pasar reconocimiento médico con los Red Bulls #HJK

For a second I thought "Wow, I'm understanding what I'm reading in Finnish", then realized it was Spanish

#1274278 Tim Howard to Colorado?

Posted by jp917 on 18 January 2016 - 03:45 PM

Yea I don't understand why anyone would want Tim Howard when we have Robles

#1235177 2014-15 Random Player Name Thread

Posted by jp917 on 22 December 2014 - 08:17 AM

I remember reading an article that said we courted Mix only to have Portland come in and try to sign him because of the single entity crap. I can't find the article but it was about Defoe going to TFC

#1199375 Mickey Mouse Tournament Thread

Posted by jp917 on 19 February 2014 - 12:46 PM

I think you have to remember that we beat PSG to earn that bad boy